Dr. Samik Banerjee and Dr. Matthew Austin answer ICJR’s questions about their algorithm for determining which of the many possible intrinsic and extrinsic causes is triggering persistent knee pain in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty.
In a recent propensity matched analysis, patients who opted for surgery experienced superior outcomes compared with patients who decided to try non-operative management first.
A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.
Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.